2021 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 6 - Uniform Rules of the Road
Article 4 - Right of Way
§ 40-6-75. Highway Construction and Maintenance Personnel and Vehicles

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-6-75 (2021)
  1. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way to any authorized vehicle or pedestrian actually engaged in work upon a highway within any highway construction or maintenance area indicated by official traffic-control devices.
  2. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way to an authorized vehicle actually engaged in work upon a highway whenever such vehicle displays flashing or revolving amber lights and has a permit to use such amber lights.

(Code 1933, § 68A-406, enacted by Ga. L. 1974, p. 633, § 1; Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 5.)



- 60 C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, § 35.


Jury instructions.

- Trial court's omission of words from a jury instruction to the effect that there was a violation of O.C.G.A. § 40-6-75 was not error because the trial court's charge, which read verbatim from the statute and then charged the jury on negligence per se, substantially covered the principles contained in the construction worker's request to charge. Gates v. Navy, 274 Ga. App. 180, 617 S.E.2d 163 (2005).

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